Posted on: 13 January 2014 by Mark Howells
Delta Air Lines (Delta) is set to refresh the cabin interiors on its Boeing 757-200, 737-800, Airbus A319 and A320 narrowbody aircraft by investing more than $770 million.
Modifications are scheduled to be carried out through 2016 with improvements in First Class and Economy cabins, including power at every seat, new slim-line seats with adjustable headrests, updated lavatories, more efficient galleys and additional features for passenger comfort.
"In just six years, we will have made updates to interiors throughout Delta's fleet giving customers improved comfort and more options to work or relax and be entertained," said Glen Hauenstein, executive vice president – Chief Revenue Officer, Delta.
Upgrades to 56 of the airline's 757-200 aircraft will include installing in-seat video, satellite TV and access to power for every passenger, along with new galleys, updated LED cabin lighting, new lavatory designs as well as larger capacity overhead bins.
The investment in 43 of Delta's 737-800 aircraft will include the addition of in-seat video with satellite TV, new LED cabin lighting and updated lavatories. When the modifications are complete, Delta's entire fleet of 737-800 aircraft will have in-seat video with access to satellite TV and in-seat power throughout the aircraft.
Delta's 57 A319 and 69 A320 aircraft will receive complete interior updates including new seats in both First Class and Economy cabins with in-seat power throughout the aircraft. The aircraft will also receive new space-saving galleys, new lavatories, new larger-capacity overhead bins with a claimed average increase of 60 percent more carry-on baggage space, updated LED lighting systems and new cabin interiors. Updates to the A319 fleet will also include the installation of in-seat video with satellite TV. All Economy seats on both aircraft types will feature wider seats with an increase from the current 17.2 inches to 18 inches for each seat.